The Central American region offers considerable competitive advantages for international companies that establish operations in different countries. Among them, the benefits granted by the Free Trade Zone ("FTZ") Regime include, according to each country, special customs treatment and tax exemptions on income, sales or VAT, repatriation of capital, remittances, dividends, import of raw materials and equipment, and other national and local tax amnesties.
The region has managed to attract international manufacturers and distributors from various industries, such as the Textile Industry, Agroindustry, Light Industrial Manufacturing, Life Sciences and Medical Devices, Automotive, Aerospace, and Electronics.
In addition, the FTZ Regime has been extremely successful in the area of services, which includes Call Centers, Shared Services, Back-office, Customer Service, Software Development, Logistics, Research and Development (R & D), and Quality Control.
Our FTZ Practice is composed of a team of highly specialized lawyers dedicated exclusively to advising companies in the area. They are active members of FTZ chambers in the countries of the region. Moreover, team members have contributed to the process of creating the current legal framework of the FTZ Regime and are regular authors of articles in the field.
Our team of experts offers the full range of legal services required by FTZ operatives, including the following:
"Excellent; they are attentive, detail-oriented and professional, as well as very hard-working."
Chambers and Partners